Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to replace Paris EPR with CareWorks solution

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust signs contract with CareWorks to deploy its CareDirector solution in a 'one-step approach'.


[Leeds, UK] Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is to replace the Civica Paris Electronic Patient Record (EPR) system after nine years of use with a new solution from Dublin-based provider CareWorks.

CareDirector will be introduced in a ‘one-step approach to minimise disruption and clinical risk’ after two years of preparation, the trust said. It is believed that mHabitat will provide additional support throughout the implementation process.

A full financial business case to replace the Paris EPR was reportedly presented to the board in March of this year.  The contract award notice, published at the beginning of June, indicated that the total value of the contract for the initial term was estimated to be between £2m to £5m. 

“We needed a system which would link into the Leeds Care Record and other systems like electronic prescribing; could offer fully mobile working and offer workflow prompts to help make sure important steps in care processes are met,” said Dr Claire Kenwood, Medical Director at the trust.

Board papers from April indicated that the CareDirector solution was ‘capable of embracing the mobility challenge', with a 'pedigree of interoperability to exchange data with other systems' in the region. 

Dr Nick Venters, Clinical Lead for the implementation project, said the trust was already assessing working practices to see how services across the trust could be better aligned ahead of the deployment of the new system.

“This will help us harness the flexibility of CareDirector to create more effective work and information flows. In turn, this will help us to drive up the quality of the services and care we can deliver,” Dr Venters added.

Michael Dolan, CareWorks CEO, said: 

“The team in CareWorks is looking forward to working with LYPFT to help them achieve the ambitious goals they’ve set for the future.

“Our CareDirector solution’s flexibility and usability for clinicians will be important in helping them to work more effectively together, enable the efficient delivery of services and make a real difference to patients’ lives.”

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